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Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work

Statement addressing some of the current issues facing faculty members as they seek to integrate family obligations and academic work.  It recommends principles and guidelines for formulating appropriate policies and practices regarding family leaves, modified teaching schedules, "stopping the tenure clock," and institutional assistance for family responsibilities.

 

Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students

Joint statement enumerating the essential provisions for students’ freedom to learn, including guidelines related to access to higher education, rights in the classroom, student records, student affairs, and procedural standards in disciplinary proceedings.

Sexual Harassment:Suggested Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints

Statement proposing policy and procedures for colleges and universities that wish to formulate a statement of policy on sexual harassment that is separate from existing grievance policies and procedures.

Recommended Procedures for Increasing the Number of Minority Persons and Women on College and University Faculty

Report reaffirming the Association’s support for affirmative action, and recommending ways to implement  it to ensure its  effectiveness and consonance with AAUP principles.

On Collegiality as a Criterion for Faculty Evaluation

Report addressing the increasing tendency to add the criterion of “collegiality” to faculty evaluations and enumerates why this practice should be discouraged.

On Freedom of Expression and Campus Speech Codes

Statement addressing campus speech codes and advises consideration of means more compatible with the mission of an academic institution by which to deal with incivility, intolerance, offensive speech, and harassing behavior.

Statement on Graduate Students

Statement recommending standards that will foster sound academic policies, at universities with graduate programs, that protect graduate students’ freedom to learn and to teach. These standards have been developed to ensure that graduate education fulfills its responsibilities to students, faculty, and society.

1958 Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings

Joint statement supplementing the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure by providing a formulation of the “academic due process” that should be observed in dismissal proceedings.

Statement on Professional Ethics

Statement outlining general standards that serve as a reminder of the variety of ethical responsibilities assumed by all members of the profession.

1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities

Statement calling for shared responsibility among the different components of institutional government and its specification of areas of primary responsibility for governing boards, administrations, and faculties, and remains the Association's central policy document relating to academic governance.

Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Regulations outlining recommended institutional processes that enable institutions to protect academic freedom, tenure, and to ensure academic due process.

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Statement promoting public understanding and support of academic freedom and tenure and agreement upon procedures to ensure them in colleges and universities. Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of the Cumberlands

Report dealing with resignation, dismissal, and academic freedom at Cumberland College, a religiously affiliated institution.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Benedict College

Report dealing with academic freedom, tenure, and administration-directed grade changes at Benedict College.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: City University of New York

Report discussing the decision made by the central administration of the City University of New York and deals with the issues of academic freedom, due process, collective bargaining, and national security.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Meharry Medical College

Report dealing with issues of faculty with primarily clinical duties financial exigency, due process, academic freedom,tenure, and faculty government at Meharry Medical College, one of four historically black medical schools in the United States

Financial Exigency, Academic Governance, and Related Matters

Report discussing  AAUP policies concerning the role of the faculty in budgeting in good times and when an institution must deal with a financial crisis.

Academic Bill of Rights

Report discussing the Academic Bill of Rights at its potential impact on academic freedom.

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